PHYS-440 / 4 credits

Teacher: Haefeli Guido

Language: English


Summary

The course will cover the physics of particle detectors. It will introduce the experimental techniques used in nuclear and particle physics. The lecture includes the interaction of particles with matter, scintillators, gas detectors, silicon detectors, detectors for particle ID and photo-detectors.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Elementary particle I, knowledge in nuclear and particle physics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Categorize processes
  • Describe energy deposite processes
  • Quantify availabe signal

Transversal skills

  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.

Teaching methods

Slides, blackboard and  exercises in class

Assessment methods

Semester work report evaluation 2/3 and presentation 1/3

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No
Others During exercises and at office if requried

Resources

Bibliography

K.Kleinknecht: Detectors for Particle Radiation, Cambridge
W.R.Leo: Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Springer

 

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In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Particle detection
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Particle detection
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Particle detection
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Particle detection
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional

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